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12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog

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Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings interact with each other."


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Great videos and insights about how our brains work...

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Suggested by Maggie Roumain a colleague and former student who I trust as a source of information on brain research! 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:34 AM

A great resource of research that involves How Our Brain Works from TED Talks.

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Stage actors share secrets for strong memories - The Spokesman-Review

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If you ask boomers to list their top 10 aging anxieties, “declining memory” often ranks high on the list.

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8 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Your Brain ...

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... World Class Science · Brain Resources · Partners · Brain Training Blog, Brain Fitness Blog, BrainHQ Blog - Posit Science | Your Brain Health Headquarters > 8 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Your Brain ...
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Aerobic Fitness May Preserve Mental Capabilities - NewsFix.ca

Aerobic Fitness May Preserve Mental Capabilities - NewsFix.ca | Brain Fit Now! | Scoop.it
Regular exercise benefits the heart, muscles, bones, and even the brain.
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Brain training and brain teasers are part of Novelty, Variety, and Challenge!

Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers (Los Angeles Times): ...Today, the term ... Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News ... New Book. how to optimize brain health & performance.
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I remind myself we don't expect to run a marathon when we  go for a walk. It's the same with brain training, it's about the exercise!

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Your brain on yoga: pratice offers boost to mental process

Exercise has long been hailed as an elixir for the brain, to boost your mood, improve learning, and ward off memory loss. But is yoga even better? That’s what a new study suggests.
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Successful Aging: Strategies to Help Maintain and Nurture a Healthy Brain - Psychiatric Times

Successful Aging: Strategies to Help Maintain and Nurture a Healthy Brain Psychiatric Times Maintaining perfect balance between mind-body and spirit by pursuing enjoyable hobbies, being in nature, improving social connectedness and social support,...
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Twelve Tips For A Healthy Brain As You Age - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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PsychCentral.com (blog) Twelve Tips For A Healthy Brain As You Age PsychCentral.com (blog) Yes, there are other measures you can take to support brain health: Eat right, take supplements if required, develop loving and supportive relationships,...
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Baby Boomers and Yoga

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One of the best things about yoga is how easily it can be adapted to meet the needs of practically anyone willing to give it a try.
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When Computer Games May Keep the Brain Nimble | WBHI Think ...

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AARP recently began offering its members discounts on several Posit Science games, said Deborah Abernathy, director of AARP Brain Health. “Their exercises, specifically, we found were very helpful. They're fun, they're ...
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Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain' - Health.com

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Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'
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“In essence, this could be used as a poor man's Wada test,” said study author Dr.
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8 Soothingly Healthy Reasons to Meditate - Alternative Health Center - Everyday Health

8 Soothingly Healthy Reasons to Meditate - Alternative Health Center - Everyday Health | Brain Fit Now! | Scoop.it
Meditating regularly is good for your mind and body. Heres how meditation and being mindful can benefit your heart, your brain, your sex life, and more.
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Want brain power? Doctor says to mind your diet. - Boston Globe

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Want brain power? Doctor says to mind your diet.
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Can what you eat actually affect how well your brain ages?
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Computer games give seniors balance benefits, study shows

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Balance and walking speed tend to decline with age, but new study suggests computer games may slow effect

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HowStuffWorks "Mind Games: Play with your memory."

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How much do you know about memory games? Test your knowledge of games to improve your memory with this quiz.

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Yoga Better for Your Brain Than Exercise

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Yoga is being shown to have many health benefits. The latest benefit that a new study in Journal of Physical Activity and Health says is that yoga may provide a good work out for your brain. At the...
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How Do You Keep Your Brain Sharp?

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Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Margot Seay – AARP National Volunteer Director WATCH AARP LIVE JUNE 20TH, 9PM CT/10PM ET ON RFD-TV As I walked around AARP’s  Life@50+  member event...
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Official Trailer: “Smarter Brains” (Coming Soon on PBS) | Brain ...

... World Class Science · Brain Resources · Partners · Brain Training Blog, Brain Fitness Blog, BrainHQ Blog - Posit Science | Your Brain Health Headquarters > Official Trailer: “Smarter Brains” (Coming Soon on PBS) ...
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Focus More on Your Brain and Less on Your Diet to Lose Weight

Focus More on Your Brain and Less on Your Diet to Lose Weight | Brain Fit Now! | Scoop.it
The real secret is understanding your behaviors and motivations at their roots, and using this information to have a meaningful impact on your health. In this sense, good health starts in your brain, not on your plate.
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Mediterranean Diet Appears To Boost Aging Brain Power, Study Says - Huffington Post

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Mediterranean Diet Appears To Boost Aging Brain Power, Study Says
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Just because something is a fruit, doesn't mean you should chow down on it, according to Dr.
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Daydreaming for Brain Health - Gilmer Mirror

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Daydreaming for Brain Health
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The benefits of daydreaming are also related to sleep which is crucial to overall brain function.
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TED Talk: Read Montague on What He's Learning from 5,000 Brains ...

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Super foods that 'supercharge' your brain - Women's Brain Health ...

Super foods that 'supercharge' your brain - Women's Brain Health ... | Brain Fit Now! | Scoop.it
That's because the food you buy at the grocery store will actually help you “supercharge” your brain, if you make the right choices. Even as people age chronologically, we can maintain a healthy brain into “old age” by adding ...
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Strength Training and Yoga: Exercises for Aging Adults

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According to recent statistics, 79 percent of American adults don't get enough physical activity from aerobic- and muscle-strengthening exercises.
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Heart health and brain health are closely linked

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Heart health and brain health are closely linked
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Heart health and brain health are closely linked. By Geoff Michaels, May 12th, 2013 | Health | 0 Comments.
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